Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C & D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 prime cattle, 9 OTM cattle, 3,458 prime lambs and 6,116 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th September 2015.
Cast cows & OTM’s averaged 139.5p per kilo.
The heading says it all, fresh faces at the ringside, more competition for all kinds and a flying trade throughout. The sale was topped at 166p by a Galloway from Messrs Pittendrigh, who sold others to 148p. OTM steers sold to 156p from Horncastle Farm, Black & Whites topped at 150p from John Huddleston. Hill Angus to 117p. Top per head was £1,253.30 for a Galloway from Horncastle Farm.
More urgently needed to keep the growing company of buyers coming!
Prime cattle saw numbers tighter due to the good weather and all classes were well bid for and dearer on the week. The sale was topped at 229.5p for a 625kg Limousin bullock sold by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others to 226.5p for 680 kg also from Messrs Taylor and bought by Mr G. Moor.
Young bulls very dear and more required, topping at 209.5p from J. Robison & Son, Oakwood Hill.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 229.5p, 226.5p, 219.5p Dashwell Green, 213.5p Bleatarn, 211.5p, 209.5p, 207.5p Nether Onsett, 201.5p, 189.5p Bleatarn.
British Blue 216.5p Dashwell Green.
Galloway 182.5p, 178.5p Stell Green.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,540, £1,434, £1,415 Dashwell Green
British Blue £1,450 Dashwell Green.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 217.5p, 203.5p Low Plains, 200.5p, 195.5p Bleatarn.
Charolais 206.5p, 205.5p Upper Mains.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,373, £1,300, £1,261 Low Plains.
Charolais £1,321, £1,284, £1,256 Upper Mains, £1,261, £1,248 Dashwell Green.
PRIME BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Blonde d’Aquitaine 209.5p, 201.5p, 191.5p Oakwoodhill.
PRIME BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,403, £1,319 Oakwoodhill.
A similar show of 3,458 prime lambs were forward to a full ring of buyers. Heavy lambs and good quality lambs were forward in fewer numbers with a large number of Mule and hill lambs forward diluting the average. Overall average of 146.9p (SQQ 147.3p).
Top price of £90 per head for Texels from Firth Farm and to 199p per kilo for Beltex from Gelston Castle.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 199p Gelston Castle, 195p Bridgestone, 190p Waltonwoodhead, 189p Sorbie, 180p Walton Highrigg.
Texel 184p Kirk House, 183p Gallowberry, 180p Bridgestone, 172p Kilnford Croft and Yeldabrek, 171p Common House.
Greyface 160p, 159p Albierigg, 151p Peela Hill, 150.6p Whiteside, 149p Broadmea and Beyond the Moss.
Suffolk 158p Netheralbie, 157p Pates Hill, Auchengray and Yeldabrek, 154p Sceughdyke, 153p Staffler and North House.
Hill Cheviot 153p Girnwood, 146p Sundhope, 143p Cowburn, 139p Waterloo and Achalone Croft.
Charollais 149p Staffler and Bridgestone, 147p Annanhill.
Cheviot Mule 149p Dodgstonstown, 134p Skelfhill.
Berrichon 155p Sceughdyke.
Blackface 144p Prospect House, 139p, 130p Chapelhope, 128p Allensgreen.
Half Bred 142p Adderston Shiels, 138p Earlside.
Swaledale 143p Kielder Head.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £90 Firth Farm, £85, £83 Kirk House, £81 Old Wall and Yeldabrek, £80 Pearsby Hall and Kilnford Croft.
Beltex £84 Bridgestone, £80, £76 Waltonwoodhead, £75.50 Gelston Castle, £74 Walton Highrigg.
Suffolk £83 Yeldabrek, £79 Netheralbie, £78.50 Pates Hill, £77 Becton Hall.
Berrichon £74.50 Sceughdyke.
Cheviot Mule £73 Dodgsonstown, £58 Priesthaugh.
Greyface £65 Belzies and Spoutbank, £63 The Nook, £62 Penpeugh, £60 The Side, Spoutbank and Allensgreen.
Charollais £65 Fenton Farm, £64 Staffler and Bridgestone, £63, £62 Annanhill.
Half Bred £62.50 Adderston Shiels, £58 Earlside.
Leicester £61 The Side.
Hill Cheviot £59 High Frost Hall, £58 Kielder Head, £55.50 Sundhope, £54 Potholm.
Oxford £55 Guards.
Blackface £54 Allensgreen, £52 Upperburnmouth, £51 Allensgreen, £50 Penpeugh.
Swaledale £40 Kielder Head
A slightly smaller show of 6,116 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual large ringside of buyers. Heavy ewes continue to sell at recent high rates being short of buyers requirements, with large numbers of small lean hill type ewes forward.
Texel £126 Beckfoot, £124 Graceside, £120 Broomlea, £118 Sowerby Wood, £116 Hermitage.
Charollais £108 Chaseside, £104 Haithwaite, £92, £90 Heatherglen.
Suffolk £98 Haithwaite, £97 Sowerby Wood, £94 Barnglieshead, £92 Beckfoot.
Zwartbles £86 Viewfield.
Beltex £84 Tercrosset, £80 Chaseside.
Leicester £81 Whiteside, £76 Upper Hindhope, £74 Arnicle, £68 Upper Hindhope.
Greyface £79 Marygate, £76 Mossburnford, £71 Gibstown, £69 Houghton House and Marygate.
Cheviot Mule £78 Gilston, £77 Kilnford Croft, £75 Haithwaite, £74 Gilston.
North Country Cheviot £76 Dunnabie, £74 Beckfoot, £73 Crawthat, £69 Relief.
Half Bred £69 Earlside.
Blackface £80 The Old Police House, £57 The Nook, £54 The Old Police House, Edges Green and Marygate, £53 Whiteside and Chapel Farm.
Hill Cheviot £68 Clerk Hill, £67 Girnwood, £65 Upper Hindhope, £64 Haithwaite.
Lleyn £66 Heatherglen, £48 Hunderlee Pastoral.
Swaledale £54, £46 Minsca, £44 Broadmea and Haithwaite, £43 Cleughbrae.
Easycare £54, £52 East Fortissat, £52 Mossfennan, £47 East Fortissat, £43 Mossfennan.
Herdwick £47 East Field of Wiston.
Texel £148 Firth Farm, £146 Heatherglen, £132 Girnwood, £110 Harden.
Suffolk £136 Hunderlee Pastoral, £130 Heatherglen, £100 Mossfennan, £84 Chaseside.
Charollais £132 Hunderlee Pastoral.
Leicester £126, £90 Glenlea.
Oxford £122 Beckfoot.
Beltex £120 The Wreay.
North Country Cheviot £112 Wester Dunnet.
Zwartbles £108 Graceside.
Dorset £94 Chaseside.
Blackface £91 Skelfhill, £89 Harden, £86 Townfoot, £82 Beckfoot.
Hill Cheviot £86, £84 Commonside, £83 Girnwood, £81 Branxholm Braes.
Easycare £53 Mossfennan.
Light to 178.5p (178.5p)
Medium to 229.5p (201.6p)
Heavy to 226.5p (204.7p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 217.5p (193.6p)
Heavy to 206.5p (197.1p)
Young bulls 209.5p (201.0p)
Light to 153.0p (132.5p)
Standard to 199.0p (151.2p)
Medium to 195.0p (147.7p)
Heavy to 172.0p (147.2p)
O/weight 158.0p (141.6p)
Light to £80.00 (£42.84)
Heavy to £126.00 (£66.81)
Cast Rams £148.00 (£77.17)